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Product Design BSc (Hons)

The programme establishes a creative energy through challenging the dynamic of functionality, desirability, the aesthetic, materials, sustainability, social contexts and ethics; and essential considerations to energise design practice. Industry projects and contemporary technologies, as well as the traditions associated with visual thinking, help develop the requisite skills for product development.

Materials, Exhibitions, Events and Visits: Materials for workshops and for master classes, entry to competitions associated with your programme of study, and those visits that are necessary for your course are all made available at no additional charge. It is recommended that you budget approx. £200 per academic year. You may choose to purchase less or more materials, but this average has been garnered from successful current students and recent graduates. Please note that this is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you select to undertake.


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W240 (W241 with Foundation Framework)
BSc/ProdD (BSc/ProdFY with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time (four years full-time with Foundation Framework). Students with a suitable placement may opt to take a year’s secondment.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level, DMM at BTEC or 112 UCAS points. In addition, applicants are expected to have studied an Art, Design, Design Technology, Product Design or related subject in an A-level or BTEC level 3 Diploma, or equivalent qualification, or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants are interviewed and are requested to provide a portfolio of their own work. International students may submit their portfolio electronically. Students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree with a suitable profile of achievement may be admitted onto Stage Two or Three of the BSc Product Design programme.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level, MPP at BTEC or 64 UCAS points. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.